October’s Finds – The Clean Up!

ANTIQUARIAN

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I detected three times on three different sites in October and unfortunately I didn’t find much. :dontknow: Some of my more interesting finds were a bone-handled fork (broken). I wish the fork had been more complete, but at least it's an early 3-tine design.

It wasn't until the late 1600s and early 1700s that people began to purchase multiple sets of silverware for their homes, which were just beginning to be equipped with rooms specifically set aside for dining. It was also around this time that forks with three and then four tines were made. The fork did not become popular in North America until near the time of the American Revolution. The standard four-tine design became popular in the early-19thc.

I also found a button set with purple glass and a large brass tag from an old ‘Friction Governor’ stamped Apple Electric Co. (A governor, or speed limiter or controller, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.) The iron disc with the number 8 on it is the base of a scale weight.

Thanks very much for looking,
Dave


Apple Electric Company – Dayton, OH

One of the most prolific individuals in the late-19thc was a man named Vincent G. Apple. Vincent Groby Apple (January 26, 1874 – September 24, 1932) was an American inventor whose parts were used in the first commercially successful American flight of a heavier-than-air powered airplane. Apple was born on a farm, just outside Miamisburg, Ohio. In 1903, his magneto ignition system was used by the Wright brothers in their flyers at Kitty Hawk.

Vincent founded his first company (Franklin Electric Company) at the early age of eighteen. The Franklin Electric Company eventually evolved into the Dayton Electric and Manufacturing Company, with several more ventures following, including Apple Electric Company and Apple Laboratories.
Apple’s inventive nature rivaled that of Thomas Alva Edison, surpassing the Wizard of Menlo Park in some respects. Apple’s inventions included a magneto starting system for the Wright Flyer, an automobile lighting system, tungsten bulbs and his most acknowledged invention, the isolated home/farm lighting system.

Apple had received 350 patents in his lifetime and, at the time of his death at age 58, there were still 130 patents awaiting approval at the Patent Office. Other inventions that he had developed would have brought the amount of patents he had either received or was eligible for to around 1,500 total patents.
 

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Blak bart

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What a great collection of finds dave....but that button is by far my personal favorite. Never seen one like it. That would be the pride of my button collection. Thanks for sharing dave !!
Happy hunting my friend !!
 

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That’s a lot of digging! Nice post, as always. Like others, I really like that button and fork. I never thought I would care about those types of things,, but that’s what this hobby has done to me. Congrats on the finds, Dave. Keep digging! Steve
 

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I detected three times on three different sites in October and unfortunately I didn’t find much. :dontknow: Some of my more interesting finds were a bone-handled fork (broken). I wish the fork had been more complete, but at least it's an early 3-tine design.

It wasn't until the late 1600s and early 1700s that people began to purchase multiple sets of silverware for their homes, which were just beginning to be equipped with rooms specifically set aside for dining. It was also around this time that forks with three and then four tines were made. The fork did not become popular in North America until near the time of the American Revolution. The standard four-tine design became popular in the early-19thc.

I also found a button set with purple glass and a large brass tag from an old ‘Friction Governor’ stamped Apple Electric Co. (A governor, or speed limiter or controller, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.) The iron disc with the number 8 on it is the base of a scale weight.

Thanks very much for looking,
Dave


Apple Electric Company – Dayton, OH

One of the most prolific individuals in the late-19thc was a man named Vincent G. Apple. Vincent Groby Apple (January 26, 1874 – September 24, 1932) was an American inventor whose parts were used in the first commercially successful American flight of a heavier-than-air powered airplane. Apple was born on a farm, just outside Miamisburg, Ohio. In 1903, his magneto ignition system was used by the Wright brothers in their flyers at Kitty Hawk.

Vincent founded his first company (Franklin Electric Company) at the early age of eighteen. The Franklin Electric Company eventually evolved into the Dayton Electric and Manufacturing Company, with several more ventures following, including Apple Electric Company and Apple Laboratories.
Apple’s inventive nature rivaled that of Thomas Alva Edison, surpassing the Wizard of Menlo Park in some respects. Apple’s inventions included a magneto starting system for the Wright Flyer, an automobile lighting system, tungsten bulbs and his most acknowledged invention, the isolated home/farm lighting system.

Apple had received 350 patents in his lifetime and, at the time of his death at age 58, there were still 130 patents awaiting approval at the Patent Office. Other inventions that he had developed would have brought the amount of patents he had either received or was eligible for to around 1,500 total patents.
Cool write up!!! Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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What a great collection of finds dave....but that button is by far my personal favorite. Never seen one like it. That would be the pride of my button collection. Thanks for sharing dave !!
Happy hunting my friend !!
Thanks very much for taking the time to post Bart, I really appreciate it. :thumbsup: You know you've had a slow month when the best find you've made is a button. :laughing7: Hope you're doing well these days my friend!
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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That's a great looking button. Never seen one like that. Congratulations!
Thank you Anton, hope you're still able to get out detecting with winter now fast approaching.
Dave
 
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What a really cool button! Even though the fork isn’t complete it’s a really nice find being 3 tine. Congratulations on all your finds!
Thanks for your post Rich. I find a lot of brass and German Silver cutlery while detecting, so finding an older piece like this is a real bonus. Best of luck to you! Dave
 
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That’s a lot of digging! Nice post, as always. Like others, I really like that button and fork. I never thought I would care about those types of things,, but that’s what this hobby has done to me. Congrats on the finds, Dave. Keep digging! Steve
Thanks for your post Steve. :wave: I feel the same way about making everyday finds like these. I now find the most utilitarian finds interesting. If it's old, then it tells us a story... I like to think about how much the world has changed since this simple fork was last used 150+ years ago.

Love seeing your finds as well my friend,
Dave
 

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Thank you Anton, hope you're still able to get out detecting with winter now fast approaching.
Dave
Yes, the fall seems to be pretty mild this year, as was the spring. Hopefully, we won't have a large snow storm covering up the ground,than the temperature won't really matter.
 

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I detected three times on three different sites in October and unfortunately I didn’t find much. :dontknow: Some of my more interesting finds were a bone-handled fork (broken). I wish the fork had been more complete, but at least it's an early 3-tine design.

It wasn't until the late 1600s and early 1700s that people began to purchase multiple sets of silverware for their homes, which were just beginning to be equipped with rooms specifically set aside for dining. It was also around this time that forks with three and then four tines were made. The fork did not become popular in North America until near the time of the American Revolution. The standard four-tine design became popular in the early-19thc.

I also found a button set with purple glass and a large brass tag from an old ‘Friction Governor’ stamped Apple Electric Co. (A governor, or speed limiter or controller, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.) The iron disc with the number 8 on it is the base of a scale weight.

Thanks very much for looking,
Dave


Apple Electric Company – Dayton, OH

One of the most prolific individuals in the late-19thc was a man named Vincent G. Apple. Vincent Groby Apple (January 26, 1874 – September 24, 1932) was an American inventor whose parts were used in the first commercially successful American flight of a heavier-than-air powered airplane. Apple was born on a farm, just outside Miamisburg, Ohio. In 1903, his magneto ignition system was used by the Wright brothers in their flyers at Kitty Hawk.

Vincent founded his first company (Franklin Electric Company) at the early age of eighteen. The Franklin Electric Company eventually evolved into the Dayton Electric and Manufacturing Company, with several more ventures following, including Apple Electric Company and Apple Laboratories.
Apple’s inventive nature rivaled that of Thomas Alva Edison, surpassing the Wizard of Menlo Park in some respects. Apple’s inventions included a magneto starting system for the Wright Flyer, an automobile lighting system, tungsten bulbs and his most acknowledged invention, the isolated home/farm lighting system.

Apple had received 350 patents in his lifetime and, at the time of his death at age 58, there were still 130 patents awaiting approval at the Patent Office. Other inventions that he had developed would have brought the amount of patents he had either received or was eligible for to around 1,500 total patents.
Hey, hey, hey, you found something from my neck of the woods. And taught me some history about it too! The button is pretty cool but I really like the fork.
 
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That would be something dave....imagine what that horse would look like with tack like that !!
I'm likely off base with this suggestion Bart, as the buttons back looks odd to me. :icon_scratch:
 
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Congratulations on your beautiful recoveries
Very nice details and well said
Thanks very much Bill, I appreciate your kind words and support. :thumbsup:
Hope you're having a good fall season.
Dave
 

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